1. Shall We dance
2. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
3. My Heart Stood Still
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. I Wish I Were in Love Again
6. Thou Swell
7. It Might as Well Be Spring
8. Nobody's Heart (Belongs to Me)
9. I'm Gonna was That Man
10. Right Outta My Hair
11. This Can't Be Love
12. Easy to Remember
14. Bali Ha'i
Stacey Kent - Vocals
Jim Tomlinson - Tenor sax & Flute
Colin Oxley - Guitar
David Newton - Piano
Simon Thorpe - Bass
Jasper Kviberg - Drums
Recorded in July & September 2001
The current trend with CD's to print the lyrics of all the songs
in the sleeve, is a mystery to me. Stacey Kent has excellent diction,
so we don't need them on that score. 'Sing along with Stacey', I don't
Let this not detract from the music however, I heard one of Jim Tomlinson's
records playing in a record store in Coventry the other day and thought
it was Stan Getz! I can think of no higher praise. Dave Newton is
without doubt a world-class pianist and Colin Oxley is a major league
Guitar player. The Bass & Drums of Simon Thorpe and Jasper Kviberg
respectively fit in well with the overall concept. Most vocalists
agree that some of the people they sing with are more empathetic to
the vocalist than others.
Stacey Kent is fortunate to work with such a talented group of musician's,
but then she did marry one of them, Tenor player Jim Thomlinson.
Lets turn our attention to the 'tunes' for a moment, Richard Rogers
was one of the all time great 'tune smiths' and there can be no doubt
about that. Every tune on the album is both a classic and well suited
to the jazz performance.
That just leaves SK herself, in just a few years she has moved from
being an unknown, to being a well-established and extremely popular
singer and BBC radio presenter, with the BBC Big Band Special programme.
There is really nothing I can add; she has already made it!